I shared this photo tonight at my local photography club meeting, and thought you might enjoy it, too. The theme was ‘curving lines’. This image has been converted to black and white and the contrast increased just a bit.
This is actually along the Ohio River at Parkersburg, WV, the home of my sister and my parents. These curves are concrete steps, part of an outdoor amphitheater right along the river. In this image there is flooding going on, so the water you see in the lower left is really not supposed to be there.
This is the same place, zoomed out a bit.
River traffic is something that always fascinates me, the barges that continually move on that water, delivering grain, coal, and who knows what else. It’s just so different from living on the prairie, among the fields of grain, where I see more trains and trucks than boats and barges.
I appreciate the way the designers of that park and amphitheater made the steps curve like the river. Or maybe they thought of the bend of the railroad lines, or the graceful curve of the steel bridges. Whatever inspired them I’m sure that those who visit there will enjoy the beauty of the river.